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Kansas City Tractor Trailer Accident Attorney

Getting Clients The Compensation They Deserve For Serious Semitruck Accidents

Trucking accidents can cause immense damage and leave accident victims with serious injuries, long-term medical treatment or even wrongful death. An empty tractor-trailer can weigh in excess of 30,000 pounds — more than six times the weight of even the heaviest passenger vehicle. When fully loaded, semi trucks with their tractor trailers can weigh as much as 80,000 pounds, making commercial trucks among the most dangerous on the road when motor vehicle accidents occur.

Given this enormous weight differential, even the smallest of mistakes on the part of truck drivers can have deadly consequences for those who happen to cross their paths. As a result, truckers and trucking companies must follow complex safety regulations, federal and state laws such as:

  • Hours of service rules, which limit the amount of time truckers can spend behind the wheel and impose logbook requirements to keep track of these hours
  • Maintenance requirements to ensure that the vehicles are regularly inspected and kept in safe working condition and avoid tractor trailer accidents due to incidents such as tire blowouts
  • Licensure requirements to ensure that truck drivers have the right training, qualifications and physical health to safely operate the vehicle
  • Loading rules to ensure that trucks don’t hit the road with loose or unbalanced cargo that could endanger the lives of others and cause serious personal injury to accident victims
  • Hazardous cargo restrictions to reduce the risks involved in transporting toxic and flammable substances
  • And many more requirements from the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration designed to keep the public safe and avoid truck accident injuries

Common Causes of Truck Accidents

Truck accidents, like most motor vehicle accidents, are preventable and when they occur it is often a tragedy. However with a commercial vehicle and a small car involved in a trucking accident, the stakes are raised. There can be many reasons why a truck driver is involved in an auto accident, some of the common causes of truck accidents are:

  • Driver fatigue
  • Tire blowouts
  • Improperly maintained vehicle systems
  • Drowsy driving
  • Drunk driving
  • Poor road conditions
  • Inclement weather conditions
  • And more

Call our Kansas City based law firm today, and schedule a free consultation with one of our Kansas City truck accident attorneys.

Victim Of A Devastating Tractor-Trailer Accident?

Because of the size of most commercial trucks, or big rigs, trucking accidents typically result in significant, life-changing injuries such as:

  • Brain damage and traumatic brain injuries (TBI)
  • Paralysis
  • Spinal cord injuries
  • Back and neck injuries
  • Multiple broken bones
  • Damage to internal organs
  • Extensive burns
  • Other severe injuries
  • Wrongful death

The medical bills for these injuries can be staggering, as the medical care will often need to be long-term, which can cause the medical expenses to constantly get larger and more unmanageable. The medical bills that come from severe injuries are one of the damages our personal injury attorneys seek to get the maximum compensation possible from your tractor trailer accident case.

There are other damages that come as a result of an auto accident involving commercial vehicles and big rigs. When you’re unable to work because of the accident, trying to make ends meet can lead to ongoing stress, as well as court costs, interest, penalties and other financial burdens that happen because the severe injuries from the trucking accident.

While you can’t undo the past, you can take steps toward a better quality of life — and fewer financial worries — going forward. At the Kansas City law firm of Townsend Law LLC, our truck accident lawyers can help, starting with a free consultation to review your serious injuries and the facts of the trucking accident or car accident case.

Experience Is Your Best Protection

Our truck accident attorneys have more than 20 years of legal experience between them handling personal injury and accident claims. This means that our law firm has the know how and understanding to overcome the unique obstacles that often come up in truck accident cases such as:

  • Getting to the bottom of what contributed to the crash, whether driver fatigue, mechanical issues, driving under the influence, violations of safety standards or other types of negligence
  • Identifying all legally responsible parties, including not only the truck driver, but also the trucking company, their employer, the dispatcher, the vehicle’s manufacturer and others who may be liable due to negligence or purposely disobeying federal regulations that can result in a semi truck accident
  • Working with the right experts — such as accident reconstructionists and trucking industry experts — to present compelling evidence in support of your accident claim

We understand not only the nuances of personal injury law in general, but also the detailed trucking regulations that may impact your case, and have years of experience in many practice areas relevant in serious injury accident claims.

Get The Help You Deserve

If you or a loved one has been harmed due to the negligence of a truck driver — or if you’ve tragically lost a loved one in a truck accident — please call Townsend Law LLC at 816-408-6541 and schedule a free consultation with a Kansas City truck accident attorney today.

The Kansas City truck accident lawyers at Townsend Law strive to develop strong attorney-client relationships and will fight to get the maximum compensation possible, whether from the truck driver’s insurance company, your insurance company or any other parties that share in the responsibility of the injury claim.

Sustaining serious injuries from an accident with a large truck or commercial vehicle is a life-altering experience. You need sound legal advice from an experienced personal injury law firm to help support you and your loved ones while you heal during medical treatment. We have fought for clients in their serious injury claims in the Kansas City, Missouri area for years and will continue to go up against the truck companies and insurance companies on behalf our of clients.

You can also contact us online. We handle cases in both Missouri and Kansas.

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